Appointed as Policy and Research Advisor, Oxfam America


Mellon/ACLS Public Fellows

PhD field of study

PhD, Global Governance/International Politics, University of Delaware

Position Description

Oxfam is a confederation of 15 affiliate organizations globally with a core mission to support lasting solutions to poverty and injustice. Oxfam takes a partner-based, rights-based approach to this work through humanitarian assistance, long term development programs, policy advocacy, and campaigning. The Policy and Research Advisor assists in understanding the evolution of deep socioeconomic crisis and the outcomes of responses by reviewing and drawing lessons from the past. The advisor also works to ground Oxfam’s efforts to propose policy reforms, addressing the current global economic recession and trends in rising inequality and in the broader material and sociopolitical context as an alternative approach to more myopic economistic solutions. The advisor identifies and explores relevant past moments of deep socio-economic crisis in a number of countries to place the outcomes of policies adopted as part of a recovery effort and to address distributional issues in broader context.